Are you a yogi? Or do you have no idea what a yogi is? A yogi is someone who is proficient in yoga. It doesn't take much to become familiar with yoga. Anyone can do yoga, it all starts with you!
Yoga is a series of poses that stretch your body in all different forms from various poses that you perform. No matter how to conduct your yoga session, it should always include breathing exercises, meditation, and stretching and/or flexing your muscles.
It benefits your physical body AND your mind.
Physical benefits include:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces insomnia
- Increases your flexibility and muscle tone and strength
- Improves energy level
- Maintains metabolism and improves cardio/circulatory health
- Decreases risk of injury
Mental benefits include:
- Manages stress
- Stabilizes mental well-being, clarity, and calmness
- Sharpens concentration
- Improves self-awareness
You might be wondering, “How do I learn yoga?” There are several local and universal yoga studios across the world. Also, there are several Youtube channels that are strictly about teaching you yoga! Below are some links to Youtube yogis that will teach you everything you need to know about yoga, as well as chain yoga studios with various locations across the United States. The first link is to a yoga studio that has locations in Syracuse and Rochester, New York!
By: Mariah Paddock, Dreissig Apparel Inc., Marketing Intern
*Mariah is not an expert, these are just suggestions and tips.*